“The quality of the products which come off our brand-new C16 from KBA is outstanding. Both teams have worked together fantastically yet again. Teamwork, cooperation and perfect coordination were the keys to success,” says Jörn Kalbhenn, managing director of B&K Offsetdruck in Ottersweier.

The highly automated KBA C16 came on stream right on schedule on 1st June. The new press runs with a maximum production speed of 65,000 cylinder revolutions per hour. B&K Offsetdruck now operates three commercial web presses from KBA (a Compacta 217 and two KBA C16 presses).

Stefan Segger, sales director for KBA-Digital & Web: “Our press was once more able to convince B&K with reliability, quality and cutting-edge technologies. The cooperation between our two companies is excellent. Another new chapter has now been added to the success story of longstanding partnership between B&K and KBA.”

High automation and newly developed technology

Jörn Kalbhenn is proud manager of the family business founded by his father and can count on the support of more than 200 employees. Over the past years, B&K Offsetdruck has recorded steady and healthy growth. The latest five-unit KBA C16 was configured with a raft of innovations, including a new superstructure concept with novel ribbon leads. Automation functions such as KBA EasyTronic, in conjunction with the ErgoTronic console technology, serve to enhance productivity while at the same time minimising makeready and waste. At the request of the customer, the C16 has again been equipped with a cutter. In this way, investment and production costs are reduced, and production output is increased.